Maybe my vibes are going the wrong way, but I still believe that the Christmas Day stroll at Sandringham revealed that Prince Harry and Prince William are the ones who are “feuding,” not Meghan and Kate. Meghan and Kate are doing what so many wives/sisters-in-law do: they’re trying to clean up the mess left from their husbands’ fighting and angst. When you think about, doesn’t it seem like Harry is particularly disturbed by the press’s recent treatment of Meghan? I think that might explain why Harry and Meghan were pretty quiet over the holidays, because Harry is like “let’s get out of town, let’s get away from this nonsense.” Plus, all of this is happening while Meghan is pregnant, and it’s the first child for both of them, so of course that just adds a mountain of additional stress. According to Us Weekly, Meghan is really feeling it:
Duchess Meghan can’t help but let the public’s opinion get to her. “Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash, and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful,” a royal insider reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.
In the months following Meghan’s May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, the Suits alum has faced accusations of entitlement and made headlines for allegedly feuding with Duchess Kate. Most recently, a December Vanity Fair story painted the 37-year-old former actress as a social climber. A second source tells Us that Meghan (née Markle) is “definitely bothered by all the reports and speculation” and notes “some things are just hard to stay away from.”
I mean, this is kind of a nothingburger reveal – of course she’s bothered by the campaign being waged against her. Of course she’s feeling stressed. I would think that Harry is mega-stressed too. That being said, I would bet a lot of money that Meghan is already gaming out her next moves, and figuring out what the next year is going to look like. There will be great headlines to come for the Sussexes – their first child, settling into Frogmore in Windsor, Meghan taking on some prominent patronages. As we saw with today’s big reveal – new patronages and a surprise event – Meghan is already putting her plan into action. She’s not sitting around, crying about the smear campaign. She’s ready.
Also: I still really believe that Meghan is expecting a girl, and that’s what Harry wants too.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid, cover courtesy of Us Weekly.